Regular Worship Times

Fall Sunday Worship begins Aug 27
8:30 a.m. - Communion Service
10:45 a.m. - Communion Service
Education Hour at 9:40 a.m. beginning Sept 10

Church Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Address and Contact

Saint Peter Lutheran Church
9300 E Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

phone: 303.770.9300
fax: 303.770.9301

From I-225: Take exit 2B for Yosemite. Turn left at Yosemite, then turn left at Belleview.

From I-25: Take exit 199 for Belleview, then turn right at Belleview.

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Catechism Ministry at Saint Peter

Catechetical studies provide the young people of Saint Peter with an opportunity to learn about our God, our faith, and our church, to become committed, faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, and to prepare for adult membership in the church. It is a ministry of the church, but intends to be a support and encouragement for the ministry that takes place in the household. Central to the work of this team is the desire to help families share faith from generation to generation. Involving both young people and their parents, Saint Peter’s Catechism Ministry intends to provide families with the impetus and resources to grow together in faith, and in the commitment to live as followers of Christ.

Our tradition of Catechism (a Greek word for “teaching”) offers young people a chance to study the faith, search the Scriptures, and discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus. It is our hope that during these years, they can grow in their relationship with God, and develop patterns of regular participation in Christian community — patterns that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Involvement in a catechetical program isn’t easy.

If it is to make a difference in people’s lives, it demands a significant commitment. At Saint Peter, leaders, students, and parents work together to make this a meaningful experience — one that is worthy of the commitment we ask students to make to it. Through the years, we have discovered that participants (students and leaders alike) tend to get out of the program as much as they are willing to put into it.

Completion of Saint Peter’s catechetical program takes approximately three years (typically during the sixth, seventh and eighth grades). Each year’s program has four program components. They include:

1. Catechism Workshops — a gathering of all participants, twice monthly (on average), for worship, study and fellowship—using large group and small group formats

2. Sunday Church School — an opportunity for Middle School students to study God’s word on a weekly basis, at 9:40 am every Sunday morning

3. Servant Events — five opportunities each year for participants to reach out in service to our community and congregation

4. Retreats — generally, four times a year:
• Two Lock-Ins (retreats) at Saint Peter
• One week of summer camp at Rainbow Trail (students are expected to attend at least one week at some time during their two years of study)
• Optional Retreat at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp (with other students and leaders from around Colorado)—usually in October or January

We believe that Saint Peter’s Catechism Program offers a rich opportunity for parents who desire to fulfill the promises they made to God at their children’s baptism. It is also a chance for the whole congregation to share with these students a living and lasting faith.

Please keep the participants in this year’s Catechism Program in your prayers. They began the year’s journey at the end of September and will finish up the first part of May. Interested 6th, 7th and 8th Graders — or their parents — are invited to contact the Pastor for further information.

 
Catechism Three Year Schedule of Emphasis:
 
2013-2014: Living Scripture
The Old Testament
The New Testament
The Life of Jesus

2014-2015: Living Lutheran
Martin Luther, and the Small Catechism
The Apostles’ Creed
Lutheran Life

2015-2016: Living Faith
The Ten Commandments
The Lord’s Prayer
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